River Valley

Wed
08
Jan

Welsh Family Christmas in Lansing ...

The Welsh Family Christmas was celebrated in Lansing, a tradition since 1920, with next year being the 100th annual celebration. The Welsh Family are descendants of Mary and Patsy Welsh of the Lycurgus area. 385 ornaments decorate the family’s Christmas tree representing each family member. Pictured above at the event, left to right, Maralyn Welsh, Bernard Welsh, Leona Welsh and Essie Welsh. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
08
Jan

Main Street Lansing announces winners in 2019 Main Street Madness punch card promotion

The Main Street Madness punch card promotion recorded $301,100 in downtown spending in a month’s time, which is an $81,000 increase over last year’s numbers. During the holiday shopping season, Main Street Lansing sponsors “Main Street Madness”, which invites shoppers to fill out punch cards in $5 increments; once a card has $100 worth of purchases recorded, it can be entered to win a variety of cash prizes as well as local gift cards.

The 2019 prize winners are listed below:

Wed
08
Jan

New Albin VFW Auxiliary meeting held December 16

The New Albin V.F.W. Auxiliary of the Kenneth Casey Post 5603 held their regular monthly meeting December 16, 2019 at the New Albin Community Center beginning at Noon with a potluck dinner.

At 1 p.m., President Anne Falken called the meeting to order. Roll call was taken with seven members present. The Chaplin prayer and Patriotic prayer were each read.

The Pledge of Allegiance was held followed by the Recognition of Helen Maust. The Secretary’s Report and Treasurer’s Report were each accepted as read. No bills were presented.

The spaghetti supper was reviewed and declared a complete success. General orders were reviewed. The Auxiliary report was reviewed for the District meeting to be held January 11.

Tue
31
Dec

Ferryvile Vision and Promotion Board to hold monthly soup and salad suppers

The Ferryville Vision and Promotion Board will once again be hosting monthly soup and salad suppers in 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ferryville Community Center, located at the south end of the village. The first Supper for this year will be Thursday, January 9, 2020.

The menu will include 5 or 6 hot and tasty soups, a nice variety of salads, and an assortment of delicious desserts along with water and coffee. A free will offering is available for diners to help raise funds for a new playground set at the village park.

The new playground is being planned for a spring or summer 2020 installation.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the soup and salad suppers. Watch for further announcements relating to when the supper in February will be held.

If you have questions relating to this project, contact Chris Hendrickson at 608-444-7986.
 

Tue
31
Dec

Peoples State Bank gives back to the communities it serves in 2019


Part of giving back to the community ... Peoples State Bank, which established a new location in Harpers Ferry this year, donated to, sponsored or volunteered at 296 events or causes in 2019. Pictured above are staff members of the new Harpers Ferry branch location of Peoples State Bank as they volunteered at the Allamakee County Fair in July of this year. Submitted photo.

Peoples State Bank’s slogan is “Community Minded… just like You.” Similar to years past, in 2019, Peoples State Bank stayed true to that slogan by donating, sponsoring and volunteering at over 296 different community events, local charities and fundraisers.

Throughout the year, many Peoples State Bank employees volunteered their time at local fundraisers and events such as Eagles Heart & Cancer Telethon, at local school districts during “Teach Children to Save Week”, Relay for Life, County Fairs and many more. New this year, Peoples State Bank has adopted a Highway in Crawford and Grant County in Wisconsin to help with removing trash, recyclables and litter to support the anti-litter and highway beautification programs.

Tue
24
Dec

Annual Christmas pageant at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church answers the question “Where Is This Child?”


Our Savior’s Lutheran Church performs “Where Is This Child?” ... The cast of “Where Is This Child?,” performed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lansing, involved 25 children and local youth pictured above. Left to right - Front row: Nayelly Creasman, Zoahii Rosas, Amanda Romie holding Sienna St. Mary, Samara Bell, Samantha Creasman holding Kaysley Creasman, Jess Dahlstrom holding Gwen Dahlstrom, Marcus Bell holding Sebastian Bell; Middle row: Allison Rudolph, Leonna Hammell, Paxton St. Mary, Ashlyn Henkes, Mia Huffey, Katelyn Mitchell; Back row: Owen Henkes, Ethan Schweitzer, Isla Henkes, Hailey Gonzalez, Isabella Hammell holding Natalie Rosas, Austin Weipert holding Greyson Dahlstrom, Tyrone Rosas, Adrian Weipert, Zoey Timmerman, Austin St. Mary, Jack Schweitzer. Submitted photo. More pictures can be found at laughinglutherans.blogspot.com.

Sunday, December 15, the Sunday school and confirmation classes of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lansing presented their annual Christmas pageant to the congregation in Lansing. An original production written by Pastor Laura Gentry and her nephew, Michael Phelan, “Where Is This Child?” is a singing, dancing twist on the traditional nativity story.

Mary and Joseph and the infant Jesus are in the barn, a set designed and built by Dr. Mike Schweitzer. They are surrounded by farm animals and then joined by shepherds, sheep, angels and magi as the scripture narrative is reenacted. Suddenly, however, a wise woman announces that the baby in the manger is not the Christ child, but instead an adorable imposter.

Wed
18
Dec

Lansing City Council hears report on Driftless Half Marathon donation

by Alexis Johnson

The Lansing City Council held its regular meeting Monday, December 16. The discussion centered around the consent agenda, parks report and clerk’s report.

The consent agenda consisted of council meeting minutes from December 2, treasurer’s report for November 2019, and refund of fees for the Red Barn liquor license. A motion was made and seconded with minimal discussion to approve the consent agenda.

A donation from the City of Lansing Parks Board, representing proceeds from the Driftless Half Marathon held earlier this fall, was put toward the Act of Kindness fund associated with the Lansing Police Department.

Resolution #930 transferring funds from the special revenue fund to the general fund for splash pad expenses was approved. A motion was made and seconded to approve resolution #930 with minimal discussion.
 

Wed
11
Dec

Adopt a Pot for the holiday season ...

The flower pots along Main Street in Lansing have transitioned to winter decorations, but there’s plenty of room for personalization. Main Street Lansing would like to invite residents, business owners or organizations to “Adopt a Pot” and decorate it as festively as they desire. The photo above gives an idea of what such a transformation could look like. Those interested should contact Main Street Lansing at director@lansingmatters.com or by phone at 563-538-9229. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
11
Dec

Lansing Fire Department responds to pair of rural blazes last Wednesday

The Lansing Fire Department experienced a very busy Wednesday last week, being paged to a pair of fire calls Wednesday, December 4 in the rural area west of Lansing in the Churchtown area along State Highway 9. No injuries were reported in either blaze, and both are still under investigation as to their cause and the total amount of loss.

Wed
11
Dec

Final week to take part in “Main Street Madness” promotion sponsored by Main Street Lansing

“Main Street Madness”, Lansing Main Street’s holiday punch card shopping promotion, is anticipating a record-breaking year with even more prizes. This year’s “Madness” runs through December 14. Last year, $220,100 was spent in downtown Lansing by “Main Street Madness” punch card promotion participants.

To participate, look for a participating merchant poster and pick up a free punch card. The cards can then be validated with either punches or stamps in five-dollar increments for purchases made between November 11 and December 14. Once a card is full ($100 in purchases), turn it in and start another. Shoppers are welcome to complete as many cards as they can.

Completed cards will then be entered into a drawing for one of four Lansing Downtown Dollar prizes this year of $200, $150, $100 and $75. Gift cards from local businesses will also be awarded.

 

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